So, we still weren’t really sure whether to believe that Jessica Simpson is pregnant again, as was reported last week, but this latest story from Us Weekly has us thinking that the mag wouldn’t go out on a limb about TWO JSimps pregnancy stories if they weren’t really sure about them. After all, eventually we’ll find out the truth, one way or the other. This week’s news, from the print version out on Friday, is that the folks at Weight Watchers are “furious” with Jessica for getting pregnant so soon, when she’s still under contract with them (for a supposed $4 million) to lose her baby weight.
We’re not exactly sure when Jess went from a faded singer/actress we didn’t care much about to a star we kind of want to get up and fight for, but this story makes us mad all over again. If she IS in fact pregnant again, the very fact that her people aren’t confirming the news says that she probably didn’t plan this and is feeling rather bad about the whole thing. She’s worked really hard to shed those 70 pounds. Women sometimes get pregnant so soon because their cycles are out of whack, which is unfortunate — not because of multi-million-dollar endorsement deals, but because doctors recommend waiting a year between babies for optimal health of mother and child. And for a company that’s purportedly all about making women feel good about themselves to say (even behind closed doors) they’re angry at her for this would really suck.
The Us source does have one good point though: “No one wants to hear about a pregnant woman dieting.” Nope. More mac ‘n cheese for everyone, please!
Rapper Eminem is known for having one of the sharpest tongues in the music biz, and it looks like his beloved daughter Hailie Jade Mathers definitely got that part of his genes. The subject of “Hailie’s Song” has started a Twitter feud with superstar serial dater Taylor Swift, and yes – it was about a guy.
It all began when reports circulated Monday that Taylor is hooking up with Harry Styles of One Direction. We gather that Hailie has somewhat of a crush on the British boybander, because she fired off a series of angry tweets at the “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer. “if @taylorswift13 is really dating the love of my life @Harry_Styles i will not be happy,” she started. Clearly she has her father’s temper! But there was more “Dear @taylorswift13, please stop whoring around with every guy you see. We all know you’re only doing it so you can make another album,” continued the 16 year old. Clearly she has her father’s vocabulary, too! “I, am never, ever, everrrrr, listening to your music againnnn @taylorswift13. LIKE EVER.”
Can you even imagine what it’s like to be a nurse treating the expectant mother of the possible future King or Queen of England? It’s not like any hospital nurses have easy gigs as it is, what with the long hours and bodily fluids and being responsible for people’s health. Sure, the staff at King Edward VII’s hospital were probably initially excited that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, would be treated for her extreme morning sickness at their facility, but then the pressure was on to get her back in royal shape. Which is why we are not amused at all by the prank pulled by Australian 2Day FM radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian yesterday morning.
The DJs somehow acquired the phone number of Kate’s ward and called to see if, using terrible accents pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, they could get an update on her health. To their astonishment, they were put through to a nurse, who cheerfully responded to their questions about the duchess’ “tummy bug.” “She’s sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night,” the woman told Greig. “She’s been given some fluids, she’s stable at the moment.”
Today, the hospital released a statement acknowledging that they fell for the prank. “This call was transferred through to a ward and a short conversation was held with one of the nursing staff. King Edward VII’s Hospital deeply regrets this incident.”
Now, the poor nurse didn’t reveal much more info than you’d expect a publicist to release, but man, she must be dying of remorse right about now. But it’s not her fault! She’d been up all night taking care of an ailing pregnant woman and someone just handed her the phone. For their part the DJs feel bad that such a stir was caused too, since they clearly didn’t think things would go that far. “We were very surprised that our call was put through, we thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well.”
So basically, we expect whoever answers the phones at King Edward VII is in deep …
William, the Duke of Cambridge, leaves the hospital after visiting his ailing pregnant wife
On Anne Hathaway, how much do we love thee? Let us count the awesome quotes about weight you shared with Glamour. “I still feel the stress over ‘Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?'” the Les Miserables actress admitted. “There’s an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would’ve grown out of by now. It’s an ongoing source of shame for me.” On an unrelated note, we love how Glamour didn’t sandblast Hathaway’s face into an unrecognizable doll mask like some Photoshop-happy magazines do. Well-played, you guys!
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We’ve said before how much we’ve been enjoying the celebrity-lead discussion about weight recently, and our interest is even more piqued by Hathaway’s inclusion in our 20 Stars Who Took Their Bodies To Extremes For The Screen list. Basically what we’re saying is, Anne’s words lead us to collect our favorite brutally honest celeb quotes about weight. Some of them are uplifting, some of them are depressing, but all of them are a good reminder than famous people are just meat puppets like us. Meat puppets with great hair and nicer cars, but meat puppets none the less.
Yesterday, after seeing all those photos of Harry Styles and Taylor Swift at the Central Park Zoo, we were pretty convinced that this relationship, will probably staged, has potential to be something more. Today, it looks like the singers are intent on convincing us that things have evolved quite quickly. After being spotted singing karaoke together at the afterparty for One Direction’s Madison Square Garden concert, they were snapped arriving at Taylor’s hotel at 4 a.m. And then (cue the dramatic music) they were photographed today, leaving that same hotel “moments apart” according to photographers. Walk of shame! Which, they’re young and beautiful, so why the hell not?
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles singing Backstreet Boys karaoke at the One Direction afterparty Monday night. [Photo: Twitter.com/1DUpdatesAU]
We just want to insert one more tiny bit of cynicism here: Don’t they still seem like they’re being photographed on these outings on purpose? Also, poor Conor Kennedy!
Oh Adam Levine. Poor, sweet, naive Adam Levine. Clearly we do not agree with his sentiments that Honey Boo Boo a.k.a. Alana Thompson is “the decay of Western Civilization,” but more importantly, we wonder where he’s been lately? “Seriously, Honey Boo Boo is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn’t mean it’s good,” the Maroon 5 singer told GQ. “So many people witness atrocities and can’t take their eyes away from them, but that doesn’t mean they’re good. That show is literally The. Worst. Thing. That’s. Ever. Happened.” Oh sweet boy. Are he kidding? Here Comes Honey Boo Boo isn’t even the worst thing we watched on TV today! If Adam genuinely thinks Honey Boo Boo is a harbinger of our society’s demise, then where were his sharp observational skills when we first heard about….*
Oh, Rob Kardashian, we feel your pain…or rather, we felt your pain until you went ahead and put it on Twitter. After recently breaking up with lady friend Rita Ora, Rob allegedly took to Twitter to let the world know how badly the “Hot Right Now” singer done him dirt. “She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart? But I mean 20?!!,” Kardashian ranted in the now deleted posts. “I’m actually disgusted a woman could give up her body to more than 20 dudes in less than a year’s time whle trying to start a career.” The semi-imaginative insult “Rita Whora” is now trending across the Twitterscape, and yet somehow, defying all logic, Rob Kardashian manages to come across like the bigger jerk. Proving once again that nothing is impossible with the power of the Internet!
Now, we’re not saying we would want to get cheated on with 20 guys either; our boyfriend would have so much explaining to do. Clearly Rob has every right to hate her beautiful guts, but there is literally no reason to tweet about your famous ex’s infidelities other than inciting total strangers to hate her on the Internet. And just on the Internet if she’s lucky! Remember those whack jobs who sent death threats after the recent Chris Brown Twitter debacle? Everyone knows that people on the Internet be cray!
People really seem to like when Mike Tyson gets humble — and we think that’s why he’s trotted out this amazing story about a love triangle involving him, ex-wife Robin Givens and Brad Pitt on more than one occasion this year. He told the tale as part of his Spike Lee-directed one man show on Broadway over the summer, and while promoting it in April, he told it on Conan. Back then, the story went like this: Mike and Robin were in the midst of their divorce in 1989, but the boxer was still making frequent house calls to the actress’ house, “hitting it” just before they’d go to their lawyers’ offices to call each other every name in the book. Except one day, when Tyson rang the buzzer and no one was home. He was about to leave when Givens drove up to the house, with Brad Pitt. He told Conan that his first thought was, “Oh, man, I ain’t gonna get no p—y,” and instead of getting mad, “I went from a hard stallion to a wet noodle.”
Congrats, William and Kate! We all knew that if we speculated about this enough times, eventually it would be true: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child, their spokespeople at Clarence House announced today (which we learned via Today, since everyone has crashed all the official royal sites with their excitement over the news). Unfortunately, it seems that they were forced to announce this news because Kate was admitted to the hospital Monday morning with severe morning sickness and is expected to stay hospitalized for days, as the pregnancy is in its very early stages. Ooooh, we feel your pain, Mama! But congrats anyway!
The couple have only been married for a year and a half, but bump watch has been in full effect since their wedding in April 2011. When Kate drank water instead of wine at an event in September, the media went crazy (and yeah, we can totally relate to that one too — which, what does that say about our normal drinking habits?). Lately, some sites were even pointing to the fuller shape of the Duchess’ face as proof that she was with child.
The newest addition to the royal family will be third in line for the throne, after his/her grandpa Prince Charles and dad William. (Harry, you are free to resume your naked billiards, as you are now fourth in line.)
Aww, we all said. How perfect would it be if America’s Sweetheart Taylor Swift dated British One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles? They are of equal levels of attractiveness and fame; they combine into a great couple name, “Haylor”; and their age difference (he’s 18, she’s 22) perfectly coincides with her new preference for younger guys and his stated one for older women. They’ve already been spotted being cute together backstage at the X Factor weeks ago. But then let’s zoom out of this adorable photo of their Sunday date at the Central Park Zoo for a minute …
Huh, looks like those are security guys chaperoning this date. Can’t blame ‘em, of course. You can see from this video how the fans were ready to swarm at all times. So that’s bound to put a bit of a damper on things. But look, they were still able to enjoy the animals like a normal couple on an early date (complete with Taylor Surprised Face (TM) and twee fox sweater): Read more…